tv Eyewitness News Morning Weekend CBS May 5, 2012 6:00am-8:00am EDT
this broadcast is real time captioned by carrie o'brien. good morning. coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning -- two women shot inside of a church office. this morning new details about the man police say pulled the trigger and -- >> good morning, everyone. parents are fuming after a student brings a deadly weapon to school, you won't believe his age. i'm weijia jiang in baltimore. >> plus, it takes 13 innings to settle the first meeting of the year between the os and the red sox. miles are straight ahead. >> and a live look outside at a warm start to the morning. meteorologist tim williams is saying more rain will foil the weekend in your the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now.
good morning, everyone. welcome to eyewitness news saturday morning. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. it temperatures are in the 60s. it is a bit humid out there this morning. we did is showers again like we did every day this week roll through. >> every day. >> they have pretty much cleared the area. a lot of the way is to the south. besides fog, probably not much rain overall. take a look outside, the horizon is bright. clouds to the south are the result of the showers and the storms that are actually down to our south. first warning doppler radar shows you what is there. there is a front pushing through the area, but by the blue line the cold front is pushing most of the activity to the south. so, is clearing our region early on. look at the temperatures right
now. 64 degrees at bwi marshall. our forecast? looks like this other than fog in the morning, partly sunny with a shower. overnight lows, 58 degrees. and tomorrow? back up to just around 72 and clouds breaking for the sun. your the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast is coming up. >> thank you. first, here's what people are talking about today. two women are shot inside of a howard county church office. now, police are saying that they were trying to help the man who pulled the trigger. meghan mccorkell has more. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. police believe that the shooter is a homeless man who turned to the church for help. but they are saying that he turn odthe church and came back with a gun. inside of a place sacred, an unthinkable ac. >> a church? someone goes in a church and killed someone.
>> a genster found cohn and brushingten shot inside of an office at st. peters. in the nearby woods. 66-year-old jones, a homeless man dead from an apparent self- inflicted gunshot wound. neighbors tell that the church tried to reach out to the homeless population. >> it is wrong. the guy is mentally ill. >> joan husband been coming to the st. peters food pantry. >> in recent weekends he was difficulty. belligerent. >> he came back and brought a gun. on friday night, church members gathered to reverend kohn. >> many of us remember her sadly. >> reporter: loved ones came to the home of brewingten to
mourn with her family. >> i hope that the lord will bring them peace and comfort. >> now, the church must came together to cope. reverend kohn is being kept alive so that her organs can be donated. meghan mccorkell, eyewitness news. >> a memorial services planned for brewingten on thursday. plea people are recovering this morning after a car collides with a light rail train during rush hour. sky eye was over the scene. you can see the backdoor of the car smashed in. medics rushed three people to the hospital with minor injuries. homicide detectives are looking for leads in a murder that caused a city school to shutdown for a day. please found a man's body yesterday morning near winter hills in northwest baltimore. the school was closed yesterday, as police
investigation the death. they don't believe there is a connection with the school. a handgun is found inside of a baltimore elementary school. it was brought to school by a kindergarten student. weijia jiang has more. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. luckily a teacher discovered the gun and called for help before something potentially horrific happened now the child's mother faces several charles. at northwood elementary in baltimore. >> that unacceptable. crazy. >> parents are fuming after learning a prekindergarten student brought a gun the school. >> somebody could have been in a funeral home. >> and students are still recovering. >> i was scared. because i thought it was somebody in myclass room. >> reporter: city school police have arrested the 5-year- old's mother, through the media partner, the "baltimore sun" identified as verunderra
varnetta anderson. >> shayed the be a shamed of themselves. >> reporter: we we have confirmed that weapon was a 22 caliber handgun, but the school system has not revealed if it is loaded or not. >> pre-k could have got the gun. >> the principal sent this letter home to parents, which said we take everyone's safety seriously and work the make sure northwood elementary is a safely environment for learning. it asks parents to monitor what their children bring to school. >> if you have weapons keep them locked up. >> reporter: school authorities have to suspend students who bring guns to school. weijia jiang, eyewitness news. >> and the school district has
not disclosed if the 5-year-old has been disciplinedded. an al-qaeda morning accident in heartferred county killed two people yesterday, now a third witness has been in the list. the car rounded the curve and crossed the center line in the front of a tractor-trailer. are dyinged in the wreck. teen is heading to prison after trying to help a terrorist. culead confessed to helping this pennsylvania woman. she plot today kill a swedish artist. before his arrest. johns hopkins offered him a full scholarship. women's police commissioner talks about his surprising decision to leave the force. yesterday the mayor announced that fred bealefeld is calling it quits. this morning pat warren is
live. >> reporter: the commissioner fred bealefeld commands the eighth largest police station in the country and does on his feet. he is in pursuit of people with guns has led to the lowest rates in the city in recent history. >> i inherited a police department that was averaging 100,000 adult arrests and we're making half that number in being much, much more successful. that's not dependent on the weather. that's not signs of the zodiac or high tides that the harbor. that is a converted conscious effort, a very deliberate leadership change in what this police department was doing before i took over. so, i will take credit for that. >> reporter: he also believes in community contact, like pitching 20s with scouts and greeting citizens where they live. he told everyone he would cast a net for good cops.
>> everyone is surprised, oh, my goodness, there is corruption in the ranks. i told you i was going crabbing. no you are surprised. >> reporter: his biggest regret? >> i came here even being kind to myself, a boy, 19. my biggest regret is leaving that behind. in my next chapter of my life, i won't be a cop. >> reporter: this future. >> there are a lot of adventures i want to have. >> reporter: pat warren, eyewitness news. >> the mayor has started a nationwide search for his replacement. maryland lawmakers will convene for a special session. o'malley is saying it will begin on may 14th. lawmakers need to make changes to a budget that included a half billion dollars in cuts. they will likely pass an income tax hike to prevent those cuts.
turning to sports. the orioles are back on the field in boston this afternoon. after an extra innings thriller against the red sox. game one last night, it was tied at 4 in the top of the 13th inning. diving puts the birds ahead with a sing tool right field. the orioles at another run and hold on for the 6-4 victory. this weekend, you can see the afternoon game this afternoon against the red sox at 1:00 and tomorrow's game at 1:30. it is live right here on w jay j z j z13. then the kentucky derby will be running today. a female jockey road to victory in the race. rosy reaches the finish line first in front of believe you
can. >> all right. >> start getting used to the horse's names again. >> yeah. why not just john. david. >> the horse name david. >> rick. >> it might be some, you never know. day two of flower mart. there is the dance contest is today. i'll be out there, 4:00. >> are you? hosting or dancing? >> a little bit of both. [ laughter ] >> i cannot get in there, in the contest? >> no? >> i'm afraid, i will win or of course,. >> lose. >> the someone really good. >> that is worth a live cut in on our air whenever it happens. stay tuned. >> whether she wins on loses. the move that you had. >> i don't know, but it worked for everything. >> we will look for highlights for that today with the
orioles. good weather today. yesterday was pretty nice. storms rolled through, but they did not impact the dance. today much the same. clouds out there. sun is bright in one part of the sky right now, but clouds out there and fog as well. what we're going to be dealing with is a transition day. the main rain that we had in the area is down to the south and our west. so, while you're looking at the sun there, you're seeing the clouds around it. we will have a decent mixture of both today. not completely bright blue sky and not a cloudy one either. right now, 61 degrees. our temperature at bwi marshall, 59. calm winds, we do have temperatures around the area ranging from 59 to 64. around the immediate metro area. 61 in columbia.
64 in rock hall. winds are calm around much of the state with a bit of a north, or northeasterly flow. depending on where you are looking. just a light breeze right now. we have very mild temperatures around us. everyone is in the same zone. the mid to upper 50s. to 60 degrees. boston where the birds are playing around 60, but they are closer to the water. so, you might expect that. kansas city and except, we talk about chrysler, the run for the roses. they may have rain today because of the showers to the south and southwest. look at this system here. the front is pushing all of the rain to the south. it is developing this line of showers right there. so, any rain that we have is going to come as the result of another very, very weak front that is drifting across the region and international act with that. the way it looks here, on our cause posit here. the front that is responsible
for all of the storms towards kentucky is clearing the area, but another one is lingering. it will not impact us too much, don't be surprised to seashore. the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast. 6:02 is sunrise. we have a very interesting dynamic the full moon. i'll talk about that here in a second. 79 degrees today. other than the fog in the morning we have wildly scattered showers. partly cloudy skies tonight. 58 degrees. and mild and then 72 tomorrow. clouding breaking for the sun. look at this five day period. 72 for tomorrow and monday. 78 on tuesday. a chance of showers on wednesday. back down to 70 on thursday. 70s, not too bad. >> not too bad at all, spring is here. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,
welcome back. to eyewitness news saturday morning. may the 5th. it is cinco de mayo. we are looking at a very bright sun out over the horizon. clouds out there as well. today will be a pretty nice day. we will go from a very bright sun to a very bright moon later tonight. talk about something interesting with the moon. take a look at this graphic. this is the full moon for may. this is the mill, or the air moon and the flower moon. we talk about flower mart, because the flowers are in full bloom. the full at the closest point tonight will be the largest brightest moon you will see this year. if you go outside and it looks like the moon is extra big, you are not imagining that it is the biggest moon for 2012. right now, 61 degrees. 59 in oakland. the forecasted to up to 79
degrees. fog in the morning and clouds around. otherwise just a shower. we can not rule that out. 58 tonight. then 72 tomorrow. the clouds will break for the sun. the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast will be coming up. >> thanks. first, here's what people are talking about today. the music world is continues to mourn the death of founding member of the groundbreaking rap group, the beastie boys. ♪ [ music ] >> adam coach died after a three year battle with cancer. the beastie boys were among the first white performers the crossover to rap. they were inducted into the hall of fame. yauch was 47 years old. this is in california, crews airlift three horses from
a vuvenal by helicopter. it happened after they tumbled off of a trail. a fourth horse who died. none of the riders fell or were injured. a first grader in colorado gets suspended from school for sing ag lyric from a popular song. the school's principal is sailing the 6-year-old was surrend forward harassment, after telling a girl, i'm sexy and i know it. the boy is accused of disrupting students. the mother is saying it is the second time he has gotten in trouble. only in las vegas will you find a fast food restaurant like this one. take a look at this one-of-a- kind metro mcdonald's. with wall art, chandlers and a boy band. it is like a nightclub. now despite the modern edge, they still serve up the same staples that made the chain famous. of course, the is open 24 hours.
>> that's, that's fat and calories. >> yeah and after you have been in the casino. >> you need that. >> you can get your big mac. >> i don't know. that is a happy day. it is cinco de mayo. there is reason the dance today. >> next hour, we will talk about it. still ahead on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
well, today we are going up to the mid-70s and 72 tomorrow and monday. 78 on tuesday. with increased clouds and another chance of rain and a few thunderstorms on wednesday. 77 on thursday. lows in the 50s. those who are called to a life protecting others know that they may lose their life by doing their job. >> mike schuh was there as police and firefighters gathered for the 27th year in honor of those who passed away serving the public. >> reporter: hero is a world used to often. ♪ [ music ] but not today, not here, not for the mother of hunter. >> i knew the day he was born, my son was a hero. he would do whatever it took. if it meant protecting a citizen. >> reporter: you may remember a year ago, hunter's patrol car
rear ended a semi truck. he died that scene. >> she rushed -- he rushed into this world very quickly. let me quickly. >> most powerful people in maryland are here today. mayor, governor and many chiefs. sharing the stage another famous leader. one who says compared to those who sacrifice, this job is not even in the same league. >> there are so-called hereoes in sports. then there are the real heroes in life. >> he asked all of the relatives of those who lost someone to stand. a third of this 20 took to their feet. for his part, harbaugh was humbled. >> caring for your community, your family and/or people, than yourself. putting yourself in the ultimate jeopardy. what is greater than that? >> reporter: these are fathers, sons and brothers. they are families at the center of the ceremony that is the only of its kind in the nation,
a place where all first responders are thanked by the public. ♪[ music ] >> reporter: mike schuh, eyewitness news. ♪[ music ] [taps]. >> this is the first time since the ceremony began package 1986, there is only one honorary. still to coming on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
afternoon. right now a good bet of sunshine out there. the winds are calm after a few clouds. we expect that for today. temperatures got to 85 yesterday and storms. most of the area not impacted by it. the storms rolled to the north or south. most of the state, just watched them go by. right now, temperature is 61 degrees at bwi marshall. we are even at 60 in oakland. so, a pretty even across the state. today, going up to 79 degrees. fog in the morning. there is some out there now, that will burn off quickly. partly sunny with a scattered shower tonight. south or west of the metro area. for tonight, 58 degrees. partly sunny and keep in mind the normal is 49. so, mild tonight. 72 tomorrow and clouds will break for sun. a pretty nice stretch ahead. tomorrow is a gorgeous day. the the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast is coming up. >> thank you very much. here is what people are talking about this morning.
we learning more about who police are saying shot two women inside of a church. police believe that dusking all jones shot brewington and kohn. he was homeless and may have been upset about being turned away from the st. peter's food bank. >> in the recent weeks he has become difficult. belligerent. some of the staff members asked him not to come back. >> after the shootings jones killed himself nearby. reverend krohn is being kept on life support. julius hensen takes the stand on the election night robo call. he was trying to suppress voter turnout. he has a lot to say about the calls and the trial. >> reporter: emerging from the
courthouse after his first full week of trials. hensen had few wordses for reporters. >> it is going well. >> reporter: tea took the stand in his own defense on friday afternoon. detailing for jurors his political consulting work for the failed 2010 campaign for governor. >> i'm on the stand testifying. i think that should remain in the court house. i will be happy to take to you when it is over. >> reporter: when he returns to court on monday, he will be asked about his role in the robo call that amounted to illegal fraud. the calls went out to registers democrats before polls closed suggesting there was no need to vote, because the governor was winning. >> we're okay. >> reporter: hensen adamants that he wrote the call, but blames the campaign for the legal problem and early that day, the jury hold from a confidant, who said that he had
no knowledge until after the election. >> i'm forfortified by tens of thousands of people praying all over this country. >> reporter: hensen will return to court on monday morning to continue his testimony. jurors will likely begin their deliberations next week. eyewitness news. >> if convicted he could face up to 12 years in prison. the caimanjure, was convicted on the same charges. he was sentenceed to home detention and community service. police release 9-1-1 call of the girlfriend junior saia. >> i came home from the gym. he shot himself. >> a note was never found. there are concerns that head injuries from football may have played a role in his death.
for the first time we're hearing from the prostitute at the center of the secret service scandal in colombia. she is telling a radio station that she met huntington at a club. she want back to a hotel and she had access to his files when she slept. she got into an argument, after he refused to pay her. china is agreed to allow the activist to study in the united states. he's being offering a fellowship at a new york university. he fled house arrest about two weeks ago. the blind activist left the embassy thinking that he would be safe, now he is fearing for his life.
imprisoned in cuba after a maryland man has been in custody for 2 1/2 years if a crime that he says that he didn't commit. with no end in site. alan gross opens up about the accusations against him. >> reporter: international aide worker, gross, convicting of spying on cuba for the united states governments claims that he was on a humanitarian mission for the cuban jewish community. he is allowed one phone call her week. tonight, he has this to say about the charges against him. >> they charged me with being a threat to the security and the independence of the state. it was laughable. if i was not in this situation, i would be laughing. >> gross' case has brought outrage. with hillary clinton calling on the cuban president to bring him home. gross is saying that he should thankful. >> president barack obama and hillary clinton have -- have
really -- done everything possible? >> reporter: but he is no closer to coming home to his family. including his mother, evelyn. >> now, i have a 90-year-old mother who has lung cancer. she thought getting any younger or any healthier. my lawyer and i have written on more than one occasion to the government of cuba requesting permission for me to visit her. i would return to cuba. you know, you quote me on that. >> in the two years and 5 months he has been held in cuba. he lost 100 pounds. he is serving a 15 year sentence. the national mall is getting a multi-million dollar face lift, from the memorial to the u.s. capital building. there will be an outdoor museum of gardens. in the summer visitors will be
able to rent toy boats on the pond. in the winter will be an ice rink. it has been 36 years since the upgrade. these cost $700 million. sky watchers are in for a treat tonight. that's because a super moon will appear. the biggest and brightest full moon of the year. it occurs once a year when the moon passes closer to the earth than usual. here on the east coast it will appear largest around sunset. the flower mart is a symbol of spring. it is day two of the festival. jessica kartalija has a look at this year-theme. >> reporter: for rose and her dad, leo, flower mart is an annual tradition. >> she gets a new hat every year at easter. we decorate it. >> reporter: free event is baltimore's right of spring. 130 vendors display food, flowers and of course, hats.
>> you look beautiful. >> thank you. >> reporter: last year rose took first place for her hat. this year it is tough competition. >> what is on your hat? >> um, flowers. ladybugs. butter flies. and bumble bees. >> this year's theme is rainbow flowers. lemon sticks and sweet mellowdies. it charges all generations. >> so excited. >> reporter: the two day event is packed with activity , including a pet parade. a costume and dance contest. >> how excited? >> this is our first year here. we are super excited. >> reporter: if you don't that green thumb. there is good news, you can buy one of these metal flowers. all handmade. just stick it right into a pot
and you have a garden. jessica kartalija, eyewitness news. >> what a beautiful garden it will be. flower mart continues today from 11:00 a.m. the 8:00 p.m. now to sports. the orioles are back in boston for game two of there series this afternoon. after a 13 inning victory in game 1. reynolds gets his first home run of the year for the os. the birds rallied from behind three times and then davis drives in the winning run. 6-4. this weekend, you can see this afternoon's game against the red sox at 1:00 and tomorrow night's game right here. other orioles news, tuhody could rejoin the team next week. he will take a physical and sign a contact. he played for the os two years
ago. was replaced by the giants in september. gigi will be dancing and hosting a dance contest at the flower mart today ad-- >> 4:00. he says that, because he wants to see my dance. >> just wind you up and you start. >> i wandfer that -- wonder if that is a patented move. >> yes. that's a good idea. >> nobody else can do it. >> nobody else wants to do it. [ laughter ] >> okay. onto weather. it is going to be a good day. if you want to see gigi at flower mart or just get flowers. a gorgeous day. the temperatures are shaping up nicely. 61 degrees. and 81 yesterday. calm winds. we will not rule out a shower today. it will not be a major part of our forecast. widely scattered showers could be in the forecast. yesterday showers moved north
of the area. we also had a few -- down south of the region, but what i will show you here in first warning weather doppler radar. we have strong storms. unfortunately down around the kentucky derby. this big blob of storm activity is being pushed down because of this front that has started to clear the area. so, that's going to be the reason that most of the showers stay to the south, but we have again another weak system to swing on past the area. so, we can't rule out the chance of a shower, but that is not the main portion of the forecast. right now early fog and the temperatures in the 60s. temperatures are changing as we speak here. we are looking at calm readings as your winds around much of
the state. a bit of a north component. you can see the arrows changes. all of the new readings are coming in. it is nice to have technology that is up dating on the second. 85 yesterday and mild temperatures around to region. we are at 61. 60s towards atlanta. they get back toward kansas city and chicago. the temperatures from the 50s to the 60s. so, we don't have drastic change in temperatures has fronts move on through, but we will see the front pushing through. less humid air in place. a lot of the humidity will be pulled down as cooler air pulls in from around the great lakes. thal drier air is taking the humid feel out. the good thing is the front will keep it to the south. we will not get into the mid-
80s. we will stay in the 70 degree range for the foreseeable future. the normal high is 71. we will be right there. so, make your plans outside. it will be really nice over all. 8:05 is your sunset time, go out and look for the summer moon. 6:42 is the next high tide. so, 79 degrees. fog this morning and patchy fog. the sun is out. that will burn off quickly. 58 degree tonight. tomorrow, 72. the clouds breaking for the sun. the forecast is in the 70s through monday and tuesday. look for 74 with a chance of storms on wednesday. 77 on thursday. >> okay. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
harbor. 6:46. it is 61 degrees and partly sunny outside. an ohio zoo returns five surviving exotic animals to the widow of a man who released dozens of wild creatures last fall. two leopards, monkeys and a bear are back on the farm with thomson. the animals were being held at a columbus zoo under quarantine. teary thompson released 56 animals in october, before committing suicide. authorities were forced to kill 48 of the animals. one was later euthanized. police in canada have a memory card allegedry swallowed by a hang gliding pilot after his passenger plunging to his death. he is accused of gulping down the data disk that taped the fall. the 27-year-old woman fell from the glider. he is charged with obstruction of justice.
tipping is apparently, not optional at one houston restaurant after a group of diners were held against their will for refusing the pay a tip. the policy adds the gratuity to all bills of parties of five or more customers. the people are saying that they tried to negotiate a lower amount, but they were detained and the police were called. they paid 17%. in indianapolis, there is one dog that's on a roll, literally. check out max. the skateboarding dog. he is turning heads as he glide through the streets with ease. the 3-year-old dog has learned to shift his weight to guide the board from side to side. his owner says that he enjoyed rolling down the street. he has broken no bones. >> i bet he has a bad day when he can't do it. >> i'm sure. that's probably all that he knows now. >> he is cute. >> that is crazy. >> and there is a camera on --
last summer's earthquake damaged buildings up and down the coast. now, one of the most historic is about to reprepared here in baltimore. >> as mary bubala reports. >> reporter: six years ago, president barack obama's basilica, 1806 underwent a historical restoration. the changes were supposed to last a laugh time, but whether
it is an act of god or mother nature. the east coast earthquake left its marks here. one look up and dozens of cracks are visible. none of it is serious structural damage. so the diocese was able to wait. >> we have seening the crack starts to expand. so, we felt that the time was right. >> reporter: the repairs will cost between $3 million and $5 million, but they had earthquake insurance to cover the costs. >> during the renovation, daily mass will shift down here to the undercroft. a space many people have never seen and also impacts are the tours. they will be limited during the renovation. each year 100,000 people visit. >> i thought it was gothic.
like the cathedrals that i have seen before. >> reporter: mary bubala, eyewitness news. >> they are hoping that the repairs will be complete by ash wednesday of next year. when we come back -- the exclusive eye witness news exclusive eye witness news first wa,,,, when it comes to gardening, we're, well, inexperienced. is this right? right here, like this? ♪ turn that off! plants can smell our fear
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going to 79 degrees today. showers are not a major part of the forecast. we cannot rule out one this afternoon, but 72 today. tomorrow, 78 and a chance of showers and thunderstorms on wednesday. well, may the force be with. it is a phrase that many of us heard yesterday onstar wars day. an australia newscast went out. >> this is what the set looked like. >> the anchors ditched their mics for light sabres.
and r2-d2 helped with the weather report. >> and stormtroopers captured a reporter, but it was saved. >> it was saved on cinco de mayo. >> yes. >> may the force be with you. >> i know. >> that's pretty authentic. i mean, to have an r2-d2 running around there. i would imagine that lucas films had something to do with the set. >> that is cool. that's the first hour of our saturday morning show. ,,,,, i should be arrested for crimes against potted plant-kind.
coming up next on eyewitness news saturday morning -- two women shot inside of a church office. this morning details about the man who pulled the trigger. -- >> good morning, everyone. parents are fuming after a student brings a deadly weapon to school, you will not believe his age. i'm weijia jiang. >> plus, this takes 13 innings to settle the first meeting of the year between the helicopters and the red sox. >> and a live look outside to the first first warning weather forecast. tim williams is live. i'm mike schuh live.
happy cinco de mayo. we have a double header today. the neighborhoods that you don't know about. we have a couple of surprises up our sleevesm back to you on tv hill. eyewitness news saturday morning starts now. good morning. welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning -- it is 7:00 on the dot. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. the temperatures are in the 60s on this cinco de mayo, as you heard mike-m mention. it is a nice start to the day. it is a nice start. a few clouds out there. a shower this afternoon, but
early this morning patchy fog. it is going be a very nice day. most of the showers rolled through here yesterday. they went past to the north and south of the area. north of the mason-dixon line, but for the most part, the status shower free throw the overnight hours. right now the temperatures in the 60s across the state. until you get out to cumberland and oakland. we are at 61 on ocean city. today? 79 degrees. fog is going to burn off, partly sunny with a shower this afternoon. lows around 58. with partly cloudy skies conditions. then the clouds break tomorrow. 72 degrees and a gorgeous sunday in store. the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast. >> thank you. first, here's what people are talking about today. two women were shot inside of a church office, now they were trying to help the man who
pulled the trigger. meghan mccorkell with more. >> reporter: good morning. police believe that the shooter is a homeless man who once turned to the church for help, but they are saying that he turned on church and came back with a gun. inside a place that's supposed to be sacred and an unthinkable ac. >> a church? someone goes in a church and kills someone? >> reporter: a fanter -- janitor found kohn and brewington shot. in the nearby woods, 56-year- old jones. a homeless man dead from an apparent self inflicted gunshot wound. neighbors tell eyewitness news, that the church tried to reach out to the homeless population. >> it is wrong. the guy was mentally ill and had problems. >> reporter: police are saying that jones was coming to the st. peters food pantry.
>> in recent weeks he is difficult and belligerent. >> reporter: but he did and police are saying that he brought a gun. friday night church members gathered to remember the victims. reverend kohn a director at the church. >> many of us remember her very fondly. we are very saddened. >> reporter: loved ones came to the home of brewington to mourn with her family. >> i really hope that the lord will bring them peace and comfort. >> reporter: now, the chump must come together to cope with the horror that happened here. brewington was pronounced dead at the scene. reverend kohn is being kept on life support so her organs can be donated. meghan mccorkell, eyewitness news. >> a memorial services planned for brewington on thursday. three people are recovering this morning after a car collides with a light rail train during rush hour. eyewitness news was over the
accident. at howard street yesterday evening, you can see the backdoor of the car smashed in. medics rushed three people to the hospital with minor injuries. homicide detectives are looking for leads in a murder that called a city school to shutdown for the day. police found a man's body yesterday morning near windsor hills. the school was closed yesterday as police investigation the death. they don't believe there is a connection between the school and the shooting. a handgun is found inside of a baltimore elementary school, what is more shocking, it was brought to school by a kindergarten student. weijia jiang with more. >> reporter: good morning, everyone. a teenager discovered the gun and called for help. before something horrific happened. now the child's mother is facing charges. at northwood elementary in baltimore. >> that is not acceptable. that is crazy. >> reporter: parents are
fuming after learning a pre-k student brought a gun to school. >> somebody could be at a funeral home. >> reporter: and students are still recovering. >> i was scared. i thought it was somebody in my classroom. >> reporter: police have arrested the 5-year-old boy's mother, through the "baltimore sun" identifies has 12-year-old varnetta anderson. who is charged. >> they ought to be a shamed of themselves. terribly a shamed. >> reporter: we have confirmed with police that the weapon was a 22 caliber handgun, but the school system has not revealed if it was loaded or not. >> pre-k could have got the gun and playing with him and him and other kids scrod got hurt. >> reporter: the principal sent this letter home to parents saying that we take
every one's safely seriously. >> if you have weapons around the house, keep them locked up. >> reporter: maryland state law requires school authorities to suspend students who bring guns to school. weijia jiang, eyewitness news. >> so far, the school system has not disclosed if the 5-year- old has been disciplined yet. a teen is heading to prison after, admitting that he tried to help terrorists. he confessed to helping this pennsylvania woman, he plotted to kill a swedish artist who offended muslims. john hopkined offered him a full scholarship. he is facing 15 years behighed bars. baltimore's police commissioner is reflecting on his career after announcing that he is surprising --
retiring, rather. >> i showed up every day and worked my tail off. that's what i did for 31 years. again, i hope it was good enough. >> reporter: fred bealefeld is turning in his ban. -- badge. he still doesn't known what he is going to do next. his last day is on august 1st. maryland lawmakers will convene for a specialception as they try to avoid a doomsday budget. the mayor says it will start on may 14th. lawmakers need to make changes to the budget. they will likely pass income tax hikes. turning to sports the orioles are back on the field in boston this afternoon after an extra inning friller against the red sox. game one last night, the game
was tied at 4-4 in the 13th. davis puts the birds ahead. the hs added another run for the 6-4 victory. this weekend it is -- the os. later today, the race for the triple crown gets underway with the kentucky derby. it was ladies' night last night. with the running of the kentucky open. it is the fillies only raise. for the first time in 138 years a female jockey road to victory in the race. rosy is on top of believe you can. >> all right. >> they might do a little better today. they will have rain around
churchill downs today. their rain is our sunshine. right, we will have flower mart. >> you are getting ready for a special event at flower mart. you're hosting -- >> the dance contest. >> yes. >> watch this, wind her up and she does -- so your dancing. [ laughter ] >> so, you're doing your dance. you are hosting, but are going to participate. >> i'm not going to participate, i'm going to host and i'm going to watch everybody dance. i got to get my dancing out here now with now. and then be good on the stage. it is not so bad. i will dance on this stage, not that one. >> i hope that we have times tomorrow morning. >> it is good that we won't. >> it will be a good day to be out and about if you are buying flowers. ing flowers in your garden. this is a nice weekend overall. we can not rule out the chance
of a shower this afternoon. but is not a major part of the forecast. tomorrow it is nicer than today. we have 61 down in ocean city. 66 in washington, d.c. and then we have 65 at the river. around the immediate metro area, the temperatures are starting to change as we're going into the 7:00 hour. we're seeing 65 and 66s around. 67 in annapolis. on kent islands. the winds are calm. it is a big difference there. completely opposite ends of the state. overall, the temperatures around the mid atlantic and the northeast and the south are mild and consistent. you don't get into changes
until the southwest. that's the direction that our flow came in from yesterday, we hit 85 degrees in the afternoon. right now a front is pushing through the region. it has cleared the sate to the south. we have another very weak one to the north. it will be moving in the general direction. the one that has cleared the area is keeping the storm activity to the south. so, that's going to keep pushing it down towards kentucky and the kentucky derby. the watch system right here is going to interact with the system to the west and southwest. less humidity air will be moving in. the humidity will drop as the friends move through the area. so the way that the shapes up. there is a moon that we're going to talk about here in a few moments you will be interested to hear about. 79 degrees today. the fog is off.
we cannot rule out the chance of a widely scattered showers. but today is a nice day overall for anything that you want to do. tonight, a pretty unique situation moving into the 74. the flower moon. we have been talking about the flower mart. the milk or the hare moon. hares is in rabbit. it is when it is closest to the earth. it is the largest and brightest moon of 2012. so, it is big and bright. you're not imagining that, the summer moon is tonight. so, take a look. now, a shower this evening and 58. the exclusive eye witness news first warning five-day forecast. >> thanks, tim. first, here's what people are talking about today. the music world continues to mourn the death of a founding member of the
groundbreaking ram group, the beastie boys. ♪ [ music ] adam yauch died after a three year battle with cancer. they were among the first white performers to crossover to ram. they were recently inducted into the rock and roll hall of fame. he was 47 years old. a first grader in colorado was suspended from school from singing a lyric from a particular song. he was suspended for sexual harassment after telling a girl, i'm sexy and i know it. he is accused of disrupting the other students. the mother is saying this is the second time her son has gotten in trouble. only in las vegas will you find a fast food restaurant
like this one. this mcdonald's. it is more like a nightclub than a fast food joint, but they serve up the same staples that made it famous. and it is open 24 hours. baltimore is known for its historic neighborhoods. now, baltimore magazine is putting the light on some of them. >> mike schuh is live in hamilton in northeast baltimore. good morning. mike. with with all of the new sacral things you are telling us about -- >> it is so secret, i cannot tell you. this is jes. >> you are number 2. >> les, 1.7. >> no, a 2.3.
she is in charge of everything. >> sort of. >> why are we here? >> we are here today in hamilton. this is one of the ten neighborhoods that you need to know about in the may issue. we want to push the readers towards neighborhoods that are not discovered. >> as fast as you can, the 10 are? >> [listing neighborhoods]. >> we are in hamilton, it is so special. >> well, a couple of things. this excellent augtenting mexico restaurant. the tavern across the street. with great food and beer. it has a verse dining theme, which is crazy. there is a great farmers market
down the street. >> there is another one. >> there is the green onion. >> down, down -- >> yes. down by the staple. >> i think it is just the farmers market. >> it is excellent. >> yes. >> and what is interesting about the hamilton tavern. i defy someone to go into a bar and it is screen free. >> it is true. there is a sign-up there, saying no discuss of politics or religion. >> what is cool about that, you don't realize not to have the pinball machine or the sports on, that you are forced to do this. hi. how are you doing. >> you go back in time. >> all right. baltimore's ten -- >> undiscovered -- the ten neighborhoods you need to know about. 154 things to do in the neighborhoods? >> and the 155th, is to watch
us here talk about it. >> in case you are bored. >> you are kind, thanks for showing up. i read through the magazine. i was vogue for the coolness. how long will this be on the stands? >> until the 3rd week in may. >> good. great stuff inside here. thank you for coming out. you made good decision and i'm sure that your research is fun. >> yes. it was. >> all right. we will come back, we are going to go into the mexican restaurant and meet rosa. very cool. >> okay. mikes. thank you very much. mike schuh reporting live. ,,,,,
lives. >> i spent roughly a week in the hospital every month. >> no ordinary high. >> it is just as useful to me as chemo. >> reporter: the 22-year-old is battling stage 4 cancer. the symptoms are brutal. >> what does it do for you? >> help me with amitute, nausea, sleep, the pain that i have. >> so, you're fighting this. >> yes. with everything that i have. >> before he was sick, he worked and went to college. loved snowboarding, hiking and photograph. an eagle scout, he was the last person to break the law, but cancer changed that. >> is it difficult for you to make the decision to purchase it and use it. >> absolutely. it scares me every day to go on the black market and look for it. b, to have the potential threat of arrest. >> reporter: last december that's what happened during a routine traffic stop. the officer searched his car and discovered a bag of marijuana and a pipe.
>> i could not imagine. >> there is no reason that he should have a spend a night in jail. hire an attorney. >> since medical marijuana is illegal in maryland, it is hard to say how many people use it, but philip's lawyer is saying thousands. >> the patients know they are breaking the law. but the greater good is their health. >> reporter: despite repeated pleas of people with cancer, multiple sclerosis, a.i.d.s. and glaucoma. >> we don't want to be considered a criminal. >> reporter: year after year, baltimore native, montel williams, lobbies to legalize marijuana. he uses it for ms. >> i have been -- living with neuropathic pain in my lower extremities and my face and my side 10 years. 24-hours a day. 365 days a year. >> reporter: williams is
saying that the national insist today on drug abuse and others know it works. but opponents are worrying that it sends the wrong message. >> i don't care if it is for medical use or personal use. when you smoke pot, you get high. when you get high, you are impaired. >> reporter: people who are suffering and others the helps them eat and sleep and survive. >> the use of marijuana is keeping you alive. >> yes. that in combination with other medications. >> reporter: vic carter, eyewitness news. >> montell williams is part owner of several dispensarys. earlier this morning, connecticut started the 17th state, became the 17th state to legalize it to some degree. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning -- it is 7:32. i'm gigi barnett. >> i'm tim williams. the temperatures are in the 60s area wide. sunshine out there. it is humid. rain moved through the region, but it has cleared the area. in the clouds, and a lot of sun. today is very nice day shaping up. can't rule out the chance for a shower or so. but the chances are slim. a 20% chance. so, 20% of us will see them and very few and far between. right now temperatures are in the 60s across most of the state. 59 in oakland. that is the cool spot. 66 down towards washington, d.c. 61 in ocean city and today, 79 degrees. any fog out there now is just about gone. partly sunny. a chance of an afternoon shower
and your complete seven-day forecast is coming up. >> thank you. tim. first, here's what people are talking about today. we are learning more about a man who shot two women inside of a church. police believe that 56-year-old jones shot brewington and injured kohn. jones was homeless and may have been upset with being turned away from the church's food bank. >> in recent weeks the staff members have told us that he has become difficult, belineage and arguetic. and. >> after the shootings jones killed himself in the woods nearby. telling his side of the story. early campaign consultment, julius hensen takes the stand in the robo call trial. she charged with using it as a
way to illegally suppress voter turnout. hensen has a lot to say about the calls and the trial. >> reporter: emerging from the courthouse after his first full week of trial, julius hensen had few wordses for recorders. >> it's going well. it's okay. >> reporter: hensen took the stand in his own defense on friday afternoon. detailing his political consulting work for his 2010 campaign. >> i'm on the stand testifying and -- i think that remain in the courthouse. i will be happy to talk after it is over. >> reporter: when hensen returns on monday, he will be asked about his role in the robo collet that prosecutors are saying amounted to illegal fraud. the calls went out saying there is no way to vote. >> reporter: hensen admits
that he wrote the campaign, but blames the campaign for the illegal problems. hensen predict he's will be vindicated. >> i'm fortified by 10s of thousands of people. >> reporter: hensen will return to court to continue his testimony. eyewitness news. >> if convicted hensen could face 12 years in prison. his campaign manager was convicted on the same charges. police release the 9-1-1 call made by the girlfriend of nfl great, junior saia. his death early this week was ruled a suicide, but police are
saying at a note was never found. there are concerns that head injuries from football may have played a role in his death. his family will donate his brain to researchers. for the first time we're hearing from the prostitute at the center of the secret service scandal in colombia. she met huntington at a club. went back to his hotel room. she ignited the scandal when he refused to pay. the admitted mastermind behind the 9-1-1 attacks will having a hearing today in guantanamo bay, cuba. >> reporter: of all of the terror suspects held in
guantanamo bay, cuba. none approaches his status. he will be arraigned for murdering 3,000 americans on saturday morning. >> we have to insure that khalid and others, who are accused of these heinous crimes are brought to justice. >> reporter: some families who lost loved ones arrived at the base in cuba for the hearing. it sets in motion a military trial. a live feed will be sent to ft. meade in maryland. even if he pleads guilty after a key witness will be a trial that joined al-qaeda. >> this guy was in the center of things. he was part of a 14 -- high grade terror suspects that the united states had isolated. >> reporter: to avoid his own possible death sentence. he will testify against khalid. that's critical, because it
could cooperate information after being water boarded. >> he will be a very valuable witness to the united states. >> because khalid could be the mastermind without torture. alex demetrick, eyewitness news. >> since his admission to the 9- 1-1 attacks. khalid welcomes the death penalty, but he may try to mourn a difference. china is agreeing to allow the activist to study in the u.s. he's being offered a fellowship at new york university. he has been at the center of it diplomating firestorm. the blind activist thought he would be safe, now he fears for his life. it is not clear if he will accept the offer to study here in the u.s. if he does, he will be allowed to bring his family with him. back here a springtime
tradition for a century. flower mart is this weekend in baltimore. it is day two of it. 130 vendors are selling everything from flowers to crafts and food. flower mart started back in 1911 as a way for people to buy flowers for their garden. sky watchers are in for a treat tonight as well. because a super moon will appear. it is a the biggest and brightest moon this year. here on the east coast it will appear largest around sunset. don't miss on easy ways to save money when it comes to your home. mary bubala has ideas on how can be an energy saver. >> good morning. in today's energy saver, your porch light or lamppost is one of the highly used light fixures in your home, the perfect place to install energy
star lights. cfls are available in a variety of shapes and sizes. i'm mary bubala. eyewitness news. trying to help you be an energy saver. >> thank you. for more information on how you can be an energy saver go to wjz.com. turning to sports. the orioles are back in boston for game two of their series after a victory in game 1. reynolds gets his first home run of the year. the birds rallied from behind three times on the 9th. then davis drives in the winning run. this weekend it is msan on eyewitness news.
in oriole news, tejeda good join the team next week. he is expected to take a physical and sign a contract. his last play for the orioles was two years ago. >> all right. >> we were talking about the way that the os look now. they are looking good. >> solid. a lot of people have been waiting. it has been 14 years of losing season under .500 ball. >> it is time to start winning. >> yes. good for them and all of us. two winning teams in the city, i don't know if we can handle it. >> we are going to win in the weather, too. i want to mention, too. flower mart is going on. second day of flower mart. i'm not going to talk about your dancing -- >> i'm lost nothing dance contest at 4:00. this is the last three years. this is year four. >> a lot of fun.
>> she hosts by example. >> that's right. >> she dances. at 4:00. you can see gigi's performance. >> come see me. >> yes. absolutely. it is a good day, a lot of sun out there. showers are down to the south. we have 62 degrees right now. our temperature with calm winds. 29.88. we are in the 60s. 66 in washington, d.c. 61 on the shore. 59 in oakland. around the metro area. 62 in columbia. we are at 69 in annapolis. with calm winds in place we're watching temperatures really prey consistent around the entire east coast. the temperatures in the 60s. we had a front that pushed through the region. this line of storms around kentucky. louisville is seeing showers
right now. it could be run in the rain this afternoon. there is another weak cold front to the north and our northwest. that one is going to drif down and potentially interact to the one with the south. we cannot rule out a chance of showers. after the moves through the region, less humid area and a pretty nice day. today and tomorrow the difference is the humidity levels. the dew points will drop tomorrow. and much drier. right now you go outside it is humid. sunset is at 8:05. there is a northwest wind at 10 to 15 knots. the early fog as burnt off. partly cloudy skies tonight. the clouds break for the sun tomorrow. 72 and 72 on monday. 78 on tuesday. a chance of storms on wednesday. 74 on thursday. all right. still to come on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,,,,
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a live look over baltimore. all right, welcome back to eyewitness news saturday morning. 6:46. it is 62 degrees. partly sunny in baltimore. today is cinco de mayo and people all over maryland are gearing up for a big celebration. >> eyewitness news is live in hamilton and mike schuh is joining us more on what they are doing to celebrate this morning. good morning. >> they have a beautiful spread out here for us. go through this, what do we have here?
>> this is, this is steak. >> uh-huh. >> this is a peruvian dish. this is steak and french fries. >> this is nachos i know that one. and this one? >> this is the fish. this is scallops -- >> it is made with 100% delicious. >> this is a tamale. chicken. this is a quesadilla. this is a chile. >> so, you pop it open and the cheese goes everywhere. >> this is a chicken tamale. >> over here, we have maria. rose's daughter. hi. >> you're going to be packed. >> cinco de mayo. we're going to be busy.
it party begins at 4:00 today. >> you celebrate something in mexico, but americans want to have fun. >> absolutely. their was a battle with the french. mexico won. enough said. >> let's celebrate. they have customers here. good ones that came here. bill, here you go. >> thanks, mike. >> thanks for being on television. what do you like about it? >> i like the authentic food, and the portion size and the flavor. it just pops. >> you know your way around a food buffet. >> i think i had one. >> thank you for your expertise. >> thank you. your favorite here is? >> the quesadillas and the fajitas. >> that's my favorite as well. >> we are in the middle of downtown hamilton. one of the ten places that you need to know about according the baltimore magazine. right income in and say hi.
look at that smile. the food is pretty fabulous hear, and they are a back deck that is nice. so, cinco de mayo. celebrate it in a place that looks like this. so, back to you. i'm not coming in for about an hour. i hope there is nothing important going on. >> we were not expecting you. chow down. >> nope, nope. >> all right. >> see you guys. >> all right. mike schuh reporting live. this morning. gigi barnett -- >> two cans. coming up on eyewitness news saturday morning -- ,,,,,,,
i'm going, pregnant, taking the kids and friends of ours are coming and bringing their kids. there is a kids fun zone and a moon bounce. beyonds in-- the bands. and on sunday, we have kelly bell. who is fantastic. >> now, when it is that event? >> memorial day weekend. you can get the information through maryland zoo.org. we have cool animals. calf new animals at the zoo. >> babies. >> yes, everyone is breeding at the zoo. so, we have baby warthogs. they are laws of fun. there were three females and males. they will be out. they are so cute. they will be out next week. we are hoping on the 11th. a baby monkey. which is really cool for us.
you never know if the monkey is pregnant. they do a good job of hiding it. they blend in well to the mother's belly. they are white. if you come out to the exhibit. that one is on exhibited right now. >> do they have names? >> we don't yet. we want to find out the sex before we name it. we are excited to have the babies. the chimp due at the end of june. like me. so, race mean me and her. >> it is spring. >> it is spring, right. >> we don't know the next time we will see you. we don't have a name picked out. toucan -- >> a friend wanted me to name the pack or. i don't think that will go over well with a girl. so -- that's right. so, we'll see. >> all right. amy.
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